More anti-aging misinformation… while it is important to eat well, the claim that food has “anti-aging” properties is an exercise in scientific creative fiction…
The term ‘aging’ relates to degeneration of the body due to damage occurring to the macromolecules, cells, tissues and organs. Considering this, when a food is said to have anti-ageing properties, it has one or more of the possible anti-ageing mechanisms:
a) Periodically replacing the damaged tissue with a healthy one.
b) Bringing about the molecular repair of degenerated cells and tissues.
c) Anti-oxidation i.e. decreasing the rate of free radical production and the subsequent damage to cell DNA.